Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and More

Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

The latest news from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, featuring a host of Farm Bill news including Farm Bill fly-ins, Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged farmers, and Conservation Reform.

FARM BILL NEWS 
 
Farmers Answer the “Call to Farms”
 
Last week, farmers from across the nation descended upon Washington, DC for NSAC’s first 2018 Farm Bill “fly-in”. NSAC’s farmer fly-ins provide farmers and farm/food advocates with the opportunity to speak directly with decision makers in Congress about the issues that most affect their lives, businesses, and communities.READ MORE
 
Path to the 2018 Farm Bill: Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers
 
Aspiring farmers, particularly those considered young and/or socially disadvantaged, struggle with some very real challenges, including: the limited availability of affordable and desirable farmland, difficulty acquiring start-up capital and financing, and inadequate access to hands-on training and risk management tools. NSAC’s Farm Bill Platform lays out an ambitious agenda for how Congress and USDA can address the critical issues beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers…READ MORE
 
Path to the 2018 Farm Bill: Comprehensive Conservation Reform
 
Producers are increasingly struggling to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of extreme weather, soil and plant health issues, and issues with pests and invasive species. Given the wide ranging benefits of conservation agriculture, as well as the increasingly extreme impacts of environmental disasters, the need for a farm bill that strongly supports federal conservation programs and policies is greater than ever. NSAC’s 2018 Farm Bill platform lays out an ambitious agenda for how Congress and USDA can empower farmers and ranchers with the conservation skills, resources, and training necessary to ensure farms and food systems are resilient and healthy…READ MORE

Learn more about farm policy and agricultural politics at: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/farm-policy-agricultural-politics/

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